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Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment

The Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment is a Junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the Minister does not attend the Scottish Cabinet.[1] The post was created in June 2018: the Minister supports the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, both of whom are full members of the cabinet.[2]

The Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment has specific responsibility for:[2]

  • Animal health & welfare
  • Marine planning
  • National Parks and natural heritage
  • Physical and marine environment
  • Sustainable development

List of office holdersEdit

The current Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment is Mairi Gougeon.[2]

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural EnvironmentEdit

Name Portrait Entered Office Left Office Party First Minister
Mairi Gougeon   27 June 2018 Incumbent Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scotland Act (1998), Only those appointed under Section 47 of the Scotland Act "attend" Cabinet. Junior ministers are appointed under Section 49 and may be "present".
  2. ^ a b c "Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment". Scottish Government. 2018-06-27. Retrieved 2018-06-27.

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